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Daily Archives: March 21, 2017

Mastering a foreign accent is an incredibly difficult challenge, and when actors pull it off the results can me tremendous. Meryl Streep’s Polish accent in Sophie’s Choice and Don Cheadle’s Rwandan accent in “Hotel Rwanda” come to mind as excellent examples of fake accents done right, and both actors got well-earned critical acclaim for their efforts. However, for every Streep… Read more »

21 March 2017 | Features, Other Lists

Even though some of the most popular film franchises right now seem to go on forever, some films never get a chance to have a sequel or a proper conclusion. Here are a few examples of movies that for one reason or the other never got to complete their stories. Of course, some of these films might still have a… Read more »

21 March 2017 | Features, Film Lists

The Hollywood New Wave was one of the most fruitful periods for American filmmaking, giving birth to directors as diverse as Oliver Stone, Francis Ford Coppola, Hal Ashby, Brian De Palma and Steven Spielberg. Yet, of those directors, there is one that ranks head and shoulders above the rest: the Italian-American maestro Martin Scorsese. From his 1967 debut Who’s That… Read more »

21 March 2017 | Features, Film Lists

You know what the fellow said – in Italy, for thirty years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, they had five hundred years of democracy and peace – and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock. – Harry Lime Sometime… Read more »

21 March 2017 | Features, Other Lists

The land of beer and chocolate doesn’t only provide heart disease to the sugar-happy, it also excites and arouses with unprecedented pieces of raw cinema that leaves juries all over the world aghast. Directors like the French-speaking Dardenne brothers or the Flemish Felix Van Groeningen succeeded in many ways in portraying different realities in a country smaller than the size… Read more »

21 March 2017 | Features, Film Lists